The re-blend of the ol’ Oliva toilet seat box, and was blended in two formats, a Nicaraguan Maduro puro, and a Nicaraguan Habano puro; the Perfecto weighs in at 5×55, and the wrapper is a smooth toothless tawny brown Habano leaf.


The wrapper smells of cedar and cinnamon; the draw is a bit tight but relatively smooth and the pre-toasted draw tastes of coriander and cinnamon.

The toasted foot smells of butter cream, cashews, cedar, and mesquite. Prior to lighting, it’s worth mentioning that I cut approximately half an inch, leaving four and a half inches to review and savor.

Upon lighting the perfecto the draw opens up, the ash is a mottled salt & pepper and rings in two millimeter bands; the lit draw tastes of bell peppers, cashews, cedar cinnamon, Cuban coffee, hickory, mocha, and white peppercorns. The white smoke wafts off of the foot, smelling of French roast coffee, red peppers, and toast.

This Nicaraguan puro borders on the mild end of medium body, and medium in strength.


At two and three quarter inches remaining and the wrapper and binder cracked.

At two and a quarter inches, and there’s the occasional hint of ammonia, amongst cracked peppercorns, mocha, pemmican, and tarragon.

I think that this sticks nineteen other brethren will no longer be dry boxed, time to put them in a humidor, as to prevent the wrapper from cracking. The cigar’s been burning for an hour now and there’s approximately two inches remaining. At this mark, there are hints of caramel, cedar, Colombian coffee grounds, mesquite, pemmican, and vanilla extract.

Going on an hour and a half with an inch left, the ash is ridged when ashed; and there are subtle hints cracked black peppercorns, hickory, mesquite, peat, and tanned leather. The stick at this point has a forty-five degree canoe.

At this point it’s too hot finish this nub off, away to the ashtray it goes. It was a good hour and forty minute cigar.

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